Man taken to hospital in life-threatening condition following crash on A133 at Weeley

Police have closed a stretch of the A133 (stock image). Picture: EDMUND CROSTHWAITE

Police have closed a stretch of the A133 (stock image). Picture: EDMUND CROSTHWAITE - Credit: Archant

A man in his 30s has been rushed to hospital in a life-threatening condition following a collision between a pedestrian and a lorry on the A133 at Weeley this morning.

Police were called at around 3.40am today, Thursday, September 21, to the scene on the Colchester-bound carriageway between Clacton and Weeley.

The road was closed in both directions at the Weeley bypass while emergency services worked at the scene but has since reopened.

A spokesman from Essex Police said they had received reports a pedestrian and a lorry had been in collision.

He said: “The pedestrian, a man aged in his 30s, was taken to hospital in a life threatening condition.”

A spokeswoman for the East of England Ambulance Service said: “The East of England Ambulance Service Trust was called to a serious road traffic collision on the A133 near Weeley at 3.41am today, September 21.

“Two ambulances, a rapid response vehicle and an ambulance officer attended and treated a man with a head injury.

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“He was taken to Colchester General Hospital in a serious condition.”

Any witnesses to the collision or anyone with information are asked to contact the Serious Collision Investigation Unit on 01245 240590 or email collisionappeal@essex.pnn.police.uk

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